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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-21-2009, 09:49 AM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Do the philosophical roots of the New Left hamper the enactment of environmental policy?

Seriously. I was bowled over talking to him. I interview teens for admission to my alma mater (http://brown.edu/) and I don't think I've had a kid who spoke like that in three rounds of interviews...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-10-2009, 12:31 AM
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Re: postmodern tl;dr

Yes, but I think that scale starts pretty far up. Like say with such policy issues as abortion rights, I accept that abstract and categorical thinking will play a role in the process. But the kind of...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-09-2009, 06:07 PM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: postmodern tl;dr

My point is, I tend to focus on the specific and immediate cause/link rather than the broader categories within which it exists. This is my approach to life. It is philosophically the opposite of...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-08-2009, 06:12 PM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Do the philosophical roots of the New Left hamper the enactment of environmental policy?

True. I think I tried to bring this up at some point, but there was an important gap between academic and popular '60s leftism. The academics were not into systemic revolution and more into...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-08-2009, 05:51 PM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: postmodern tl;dr

This is the essence of postmodern logic--"can it be viewed as" is not the same thing as "is it." I see that hunger is one example of a larger category that some might call oppression.* But I do not...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-08-2009, 12:42 PM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: postmodern tl;dr

Right. And my frustration with postmodernism is:
1. I DON'T think the world's poor "are hungry because they are oppressed." I think they ARE hungry simply because they don't have food.
2. I think...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-08-2009, 01:33 AM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-07-2009, 09:24 AM
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Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: You Were Just Warming Up

Thanks for the endorsement, Baltimoron. In fact, Sam and I spent awhile on the phone after we stopped recording debating the issue further--so there's definitely material for another DV.
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